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Companion to Television

ISBN-10: 140519877X

ISBN-13: 9781405198776

Edition: 2010

Authors: Janet Wasko

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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 644
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Paul McDonald is Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the author of Video and DVD Industries and The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities and co-editor for the International Screen Industries series from the British Film Institute.Janet Wasko is the Knight Chair in Communication Research at the University of Oregon. She is the author of How Hollywood Works, Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy, and Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen. She also edited A Companion to Television and Dazzled by Disney? The Global Disney Audience Project.

List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Theoretical Overviews
The Development of Television Studies
Critical Perspectives on Television from the Frankfurt School to Postmodernism
Television/History
Television and History
Our TV Heritage: Television, the Archive, and the Reasons for Preservation
Television/Aesthetics and Production
Television as a Moving Aesthetic: In Search of the Ultimate Aesthetic The Self
Locating the Televisual in Golden Age Television
Television Production: Who Makes American TV
Television/The State and Policy
Who Rules TV? States, Markets, and the Public Interest
Public Broadcasting and Democratic Culture: Consumers, Citizens, and Communards
Culture, Services, Knowledge: Television between Policy Regimes
Television/Commerce
Television Advertising as Textual and Economic Systems
Watching Television: A Political Economic Approach
Keeping "Abreast" of MTV and Viacom: The Growing Power of a Media Conglomerate
The Trade in Television News
Configurations of the New Television Landscape
The Study of Soap Opera
The Shifting Terrain of American Talk Shows
Television and Sports
"Where the Past Comes Alive": Television, History, and Collective Memory
"How Will You Make it on Your Own?": Television and Feminism Since 1970
Television and Race
Television/The Public and Audiences
Television, Public Spheres, and Civic Cultures
Television and Public Opinion
Reality TV: Performance, Authenticity, and Television Audiences
A Special Audience? Children and Television
Television/Alternative Challenges
Local Community Channels: Alternatives to Corporate Media Dominance
International Television/Case Studies
Latin American Commercial Television: "Primitive Capitalism"
Television in China: History, Political Economy, and Ideology
Japanese Television: Early Development and Research
Change and Transformation in South African Television
Television in the Arab East
Index